SEEKS ADOPTING REGULATIONS ON ENVIRONMENTAL EXPLOITATION, ILLEGAL TRADE OF WILD SPECIES

By Bilkisu Adejoh

The joint Committee of the ECOWAS Parliament on Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources, Legal Affairs and Human Rights/ Social Affairs, Gender and Women Empowerment is seeking for the regulations, and restriction of plastics use to reduce its harmful degrees in the sub-region.

The Head of Environment and Climate Change Division of the ECOWAS Commission, Bernard Koffi, while briefing the Parliamentarians on the committee’s work plan at the sidelines of the 2023 Second Ordinary session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja said the draft will also combat the exploitation and illegal trade of wild species, stressing that this is to align with the vision and mission of the ECOWAS Region for the protection of future generations.

According to him, this draft regulation aims to establish a legal framework that will back species that are harmful to regional cooperation.

Responding to the deliberation, the Chairman of the joint committee, Ahi Samson, said they hope to converge for further deliberation and resolution on Tuesday 28th November 2023 due to the importance of the draft as it relates to the regional environment.

Fielding questions from journalists, Sena Alipui echoes the need for citizens to be sensitized on dangers associated with the use of plastics and the degradation of the environment.

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